For every show Netflix has unfortunately had to cancel recently, there are new shows to take their place. The investment in original content certainly seems to pay off, with the recent (though controversial) hit 13 Reasons Why even breaking popularity records and becoming a phenomenon in its own right.
Your binge-watching schedule is probably already pretty jam-packed, but if you have room to add a buzzed-about new show, check out the Netflix originals we’re sure you’ll be obsessed with in July 2017.
To the Bone (July 14): To the Bone is already shaping up to be another controversial hit for Netflix, in the vein of 13 Reasons Why. Lily Collins plays Ellen, a 20-year-old woman who is battling anorexia and has been through several treatments, only to find them ineffective. Collins, who herself has struggled with the eating disorder, lost weight to play the role, and some people feel the depiction will be triggering for viewers who are living with or have a history of anorexia or bulimia. Collins has revealed that she actually got *complimented* for her weight loss for the role, proving that, controversial or not, the conversation is an important one.
Friends from College (July 14): This is a show most of us will be able to relate to in some way or another. Friends from College centers around a group of friends who went to Harvard together and are now trying to figure out adulting while still holding on to the past. The cast alone makes this one worth checking out: Keegan-Michael Key, Cobie Smulders, Fred Savage, Jae Suh Park, and others make up the group of intertwined (see: DRAMA) old friends.
Ozark (July 21): Jason Bateman plays a seemingly normal financial adviser who’s secretly handling the books for one of Mexico’s biggest drug cartels. When he and his wife (played by Laura Linney) flee their Chicago suburb for the Lake of the Ozarks, it quickly becomes clear just how much trouble they’ve gotten themselves into. Eep!
Daughters of Destiny (July 28): This four-part documentary series is a little different than the scripted dramas and comedies above. Directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, Daughters of Destiny profiles India’s Shanti Bhavan school, which, since 1997, has provided free education for some of India’s poorest and most underrepresented children. The series will chronicle the lives of five girls, ranging in age from 7 to 23, over seven years of filming. It’s sure to provide new perspective.
Which of these shows are you most excited to check out? Let us know @BritandCo!
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